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DHS Principal: Here Are Resources for High School Students on Racism and Police Violence

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With many high school students concerned about the recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and dramatic events sparked by it, Darien High School sent an email Thursday morning to parents with web links to information geared toward students on racism and police violence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bank Cards Stolen from Unlocked SUV on Hollow Tree Ridge Road

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Sometime between 6 and 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28, various bank cards and $50 in cash were stolen from an SUV outside a home at 157 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Man, 49, Cycling on Tokeneke Association Streets, Charged with Trespassing

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When a 49-year-old cyclist from Rowayton was riding on Tokeneke Trail, one of the private roads in the Tokeneke Association, at about 11 a.m., Saturday a constable who works for the association didn’t recognize him and decided to speak with him, according to Darien police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Chief Issues Statement on Fair, Reasonable Law Enforcement in Light of Recent Tensions in the Country

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In the wake of national protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other deaths of black men in the hands of police, and a peaceful march through downtown Darien Police Chief Donald Anderson issued a written statement about his department’s attitude and intentions regarding professional policing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Hoyt Street 18-Year-Old So Intoxicated That the Teen Is Taken to Hospital, Charged With Underage Drinking

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Just after midnight on Saturday, police went to a home on Hoyt Street, where an 18-year-old was so intoxicated that a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance took the teenager to a hospital for treatment, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Three Unlocked Cars Entered on Patton Drive on Same Night Last Week

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Three unlocked cars outside two homes on Patton Drive in Noroton Heights were entered overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, May 20 to 21, police said. Meanwhile, police in Stamford and New Canaan have noted that more vehicles are being entered in those towns. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police: Female Says Man Just Charged With Attempted Murder Tried to Get Her, Too

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After New Canaan police announced the arrest of a man who, they said, hit a pedestrian with his car and then tried to drown her, a female in Darien told police here that the man looked just like the driver who hit her last month as she was running on Hollow Tree Ridge Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman Stopped for Speeding Had Heroin, Ketamine, Marijuana With Her

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A 26-year-old woman was stopped after a police officer saw her driving above the speed limit on the Post Road late at night, then the officer could smell narcotics coming from the car and a search yielded marijuana and drugs identified as heroin and ketamine, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Woman Reports Identity Theft From a Credit Card and Other Online Accounts

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A Darien woman found that her credit card was used to buy food at a Darien restaurant earlier this month and that many of her other online accounts had been compromised and someone else had been logged into them. The McLaren Road resident said her credit card was also used to charge $1,500 for her Uber account. Police didn’t say when the theft was discovered, but the woman reported it on Monday, May 11. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four Vehicles Entered Overnight on Edgerton St, Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Thief Gets Wallet from One

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Three vehicles were entered on Edgerton Street sometime overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, May 13 to 14, police were told, and one of the vehicles was in an unlocked garage. A wallet with some bank cards was stolen. Apparently on the same night, a vehicle was entered on Hollow Tree Ridge Road, about a half-mile away. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Arrest Two in Car After Midnight Monday, Find Gun, Drugs and Money

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After a traffic stop just after midnight Monday morning, May 18 an officer found a variety of illegal drugs on the back seat and in a passenger’s purse, an open container of alcohol and along with a 9mm Ruger handgun underneath the driver’s seat, police said. A wallet with $1984 in cash in it was found in the door pocket of the driver, who was charged with driving under the influence, on top of numerous other charges, police said

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Identity Theft Device Found Attached to One Darien Stop and Shop Self-Checkout Scanner

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Darien Stop & Shop customers who used one of the self-checkout scanners may be the victims of identity theft, the grocery company has announced. Someone illegally installed a skimming device (or “skimmer”) at that register at the Stop & Shop in the Goodwives Shopping Center at 25 Old Kings Hwy. North. The skimmer was attached for five days at the end of last month — from April 26 to 30 at the Darien store, according to the company. (more…) Continue Reading →

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